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Now Accepting Global Youth Service Day Matching Grant Applications
Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is the largest world-wide service event that is focused on the contributions of youth.

FLEX Alumni are eligible to apply for up to $500 in matching funds to implement a project in celebration of Global Youth Service Day, which takes place over the weekend of April 29- May 1, 2022.
Call for Host Organizations for the Alumni Internship Program
The Alumni Internship Program is seeking host organizations for the Summer 2022 cohort.

Do you work for an organization interested in hosting talented FLEX alumni interns? We are accepting applications through February 28, 2022.
Are you an experienced professional with expertise in topics related to well-being and resilience? Consider applying to become a mentor for the FLEX Alumni Workshop for alumni from Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The deadline for this application is January 11, 2022.
In November, 112 senior FLEX alumni from 12 countries participated in The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity training led by the Franklin Covey corporation. During the training and after, alumni discussed the productivity tools they use and their book picks of the year! Read about the training and the suggestions made by your fellow alumni in the article below.  
Lejla Sabotic '20 and Amir Cuturic '20 organized the Walking Warriors event in Podgorica, Montenegro in honor of Suicide Prevention Month in September. The event raised awareness of and provided resources for those experiencing mental health issues.
Diana Kimak '20 organized a Global Youth Entrepreneurs (GYE) workshop in Chernivtsi, Ukraine after participating in the Trustees of Tomorrow (TOT) program. The GYE workshop featured four local entrepreneurs sharing their insights on business development and leadership.
Shabnam Valiyeva '15 from Azerbaijan talks about the virtual Global Village program and the approach she took when applying. Read as she discusses her experience on the program and what she learned from it.
The Global Village Program is accepting applications from FLEX alumni through January 15, 2022. Selected FLEX alumni are eligible to receive full and partial scholarships to take part in the Global Village Program on the Lehigh University campus during the summer of 2022!  
Countries around the world celebrate a variety of holidays in December, one of which is Christmas. This photo of the month features former Alumni Coordinator from Greece Athina Mirchosravi and City Representative Julia Szukala '20 from Poland in their host family's home in West Virginia.

Interested in connecting with fellow FLEX alumni this Christmas? Sign up to join the Christmas Connection project to be paired with a fellow FLEX alumnus/a to exchange holiday messages via email. The deadline to sign up is December 25, 2021.
The Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program is a United States Department of State-sponsored program for secondary school students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine. The program provides merit-based scholarships for students to travel to the United States, live with a host family, and attend a U.S. high school for a full academic year. Learn more at
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